Transitioning to two (or three, or four...) children can be challenging. Here are my top tips to help ease this transition.
New year means new me, right? Let’s all roll our eyes collectively. The only thing that will change when the clock strikes midnight is the year and even that will take a few months to sink in. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the motivation to change what we don’t like about ourselves and the … Continue reading New Year, Not So New Me
Our schedules around here have been bananas since September. School and work and appointments and work and meetings and events and work. Phew! We were desperate for reconnection. Not just my husband and I but also us with our children. All the running around made it seem like we were pinballs in a giant machine, … Continue reading I Gotta Go With… Pizza and Games!
Kindness. Is it an outdated notion? Something our somewhat newly digitized world is losing sight of? I suppose the why doesn’t matter so much as the how-do-we-make-it-comeback does. I am a mother of three young girls. They are 7 years, 3 years, and 6 months old. We are still finding a groove to being a … Continue reading The Art of Kindness
The air has changed. The mornings and evenings are cooler, the air smells crisp. A quick drive to our nearest apple orchard reveals trees heavy with apples. This means one thing: FALL IS NEARLY HERE! Fall means my iced beverages will be swapped out for hot. Hot beverages mean a lot of trips to the … Continue reading A Fresh (Apparel) Review And Giveaway
I can barely hear her through the squeals of our children. We pause our conversation to answer the small but mighty voices asking us question after question. The bodies attached to those voices bound off and dart between blueberry bushes. The oldest girl in the lead, closely followed by my friend's daughter. My middle daughter … Continue reading Weaving Stories, Family, and Blueberries
“Where HAVE you been?!?!” (Feel free to read that in the voice of Harry Potter’s Molly Weasley. If you are unsure of who that is, put down this paper and head to my house for a free educational series: Potter Viewing 101, is this your first day on Earth?) Harry Potter has been on my … Continue reading The Magic Of Reappearing
I sat down to write this week’s column. I propped my very pregnant body up with a few pillows and opened my laptop. I connected to our wifi and logged into my Google Docs account. The blank document and blinking cursor held so much promise. Then my phone vibrated. 38 unread emails begged for my … Continue reading Disconnecting To Find More Connection
“Oh, look! Batgirl! How adorable!” My daughter grimaced and shook her head. “I am BatMAN,” she said with all the seriousness a three-year-old could muster. The well intentioned older lady smiled politely and said, “Oh, princess, but you are a GIRL!” before giving me a look that I couldn’t place and walked away. “But Momma,” … Continue reading Raising Super Children
We are expecting a baby this spring. Most people we have told are super excited for us. They say congratulations and then turn to our two older daughters and ask them if they are happy for a new baby. But, there are a few people who have taken me by surprise. Those who maybe don’t … Continue reading Third Times A Charm